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on the agencies to get some special goodies. where are you going to get the special goodies? from angela merkel's cell phone. they are showing they are meaningful. >> the president said we would not listen in. >> could he say we will continue to listen in? he could not say that. >> why would you listen in on angela merkel? to show the president -- >> they are not listening to her conversations. it is part of the mega data that is coming in and they scan it for what they call selectors which are indicators of trouble. they are not listening to her -- >> order the groceries. >> they say that, i got some political gossip. >> i would be surprised if they did not target other heads of state. what bothered me, what about the countermeasures of their own security services? why would they -- she is the repository of the crown jewels. >> a french gentleman said they are jealous because they do not have the capability. to do what we do. >> the story this week is not angela merkel. and listening to her for 10 years. the real story is there are powerful forces arrayed against the nsa. they are apple, yahoo
the phone of chancellor angela merkel. >> he told me he could imagine come to go to germany if it means coming in safety. this means free passage and receiving asylum. the interior minister could help him. >> reporter: snowdon starts his new job in petersburg as a technical adviser with russia's version of facebook, but he may not be happy as they have been given new powers of intercepting of communication. >> it was a warm meeting he would at snowdon's initiative. >> reporter: it comes after a protest against one of the country's biggest companies. >> it's going to be very serious especially in next year's winter olympics in russia and talking not just telecommunications but wi-fi, laptops and smart phones. 90% of all your passwords will be broken. >> reporter: it's been alleged september's g20 summit the russians handed out free gifts, flash drives and mobile equipped with trojan software to spy on software and telecommunications. >>> but they dismissed reports to divert attention away from the serious allegations of espionage leveled against washington. >> president obama is putting
people tapped in spain. world leaders, almost three dozen of them including germany's angela merkel and the germans are really upset about this. they are calling for an investigation. there are eu representatives here in washington asking questions about why the united states would be tapping phones of friendly countries of its allies particularly in europe. germany say it's illegal and they want to know more about what's happening. president obama says that even though the white house said he didn't know about it until recently but the president says the buck stops with him and he wants to know what's going on and specifically who we've been spying on. now we may get some answers on that today. the house against committee hears from intelligence officials. diane feinstein says with respect to nsa collection of intelligence on leaders of u.s. allies, let me state unequivocally i'm totally opposed, i do not believe the united states should be collecting phone calls or emails of friendly presidents and prers. her committee will hear next from those to testify today the director of nat
are interested in bringing edward snowdon to berlin as a witness for angela merkel. >> edward snowdon shows every sign of going native. he met with the german mp of the green party. he said he would be willing to come to germany as a witness of the bugging of chancellor angela merkel's phone. >> made it clear that he would come if he could come in asylum. >> he might not be happy with the news that the federal security service in moscow is being given new powers to intercept telephone and e-mail communications. >> it was a very warm meeting with the germans and he. it was held at his own initiative. >> reporter: new powers have been given to russian intelligence services. they say it will violate citizens constitutional rights to confidential correspondence. >> it's going to be very serious. especially in next year's winter olympics in russia. i'm talking not only about telecommunications but wi-fi, laptops and smart phones. 90% of all your passwords will be broken. >> reporter: it's been alleged september's g-20 summit in st. petersburg the russians handed out free gifts to delegates of flash dr
's leaders. this after documents from edward snowden suggest that the u.s. was bugging angela merkel xfone -- angela merkel's a phone. they met to ask about the claims and edward snowden said he was willing to help the german government investigate. police in california have begun investigations into the shooting at los angeles airport that killed a security officer and disrupted more than 700 flights across the united states. the alleged shooter, a 27-year- old man stormed into a terminal, killing one officer and injuring at least three other people. the police shot and injured him before taking him into custody. police say he had more than 100 rounds of ammunition. back in the headlines as sectarian violence has claimed 7000 lives this year alone. the most violence they have seen since 2008. they are struggling to push back al qaeda. hase minister al-maliki called for more support from the united states. october was the bloodiest month in iraq in nine years, as 7000 people died in the strikes between sunni and shiite. the government of a rack cannot get the violence under control on thei
. >> the president said we would not listen in. would you listen in on angela merkel? president -- >> they are not listening to her conversations. ata thatrt of the mega d is coming in and they scan it for what they call selectors which are indicators of trouble. --y are not listening to her that, i got some political gossip. >> i would be surprised if they did not target other heads of state. what about thee, countermeasures of their own security services? -- she is they repository of the crown jewels. jealous because they do not have the capability. >> the story this week is not angela merkel. real story is there are powerful forces arrayed against the nsa. google. apple, yahoo!, you can mess with the french and the spanish but do not mess with silk hunt valley and that it -- silicon valley. that to me is the story. >> we have these big headlines and they go away and went to stand f -- we understand that there is more stuff to come. how accurate is the reporting on this? >> "the washington post" has been clear about what they have released. we have seen them do one story after
.s. has spied on german chancellor angela merkel and 34 other foreign leaders. president obama said he was unaware of high level ungz dral eavesdropping but the los angeles times reports that the state department signed off on the process and a key part that is calling for total review of u.s. intelligence programs. susan mcginnis is in washington. good morning. >> reporter: good morning, anne-marie. there is no final decision yet from the white house about ending these spying programs. the white house may be waiting to see what happens here in congress. and more lawmakers are now calling for changes including the head of the senate intelligence committee. senate intelligence chairwoman dianne feinstein expressed outrage that the u.s. spied on allies including german chancellor angela merkel. she issued a statement monday saying i am totally opposed. the white house said it's reviewing a program that moni r monitored the foreign leaders, but finestein and her senate colleagues want to go one step further. she's calling for review of all operations. >> she's revelations go for a furthe
when it comes to angela merkel's surveillance. the u.s. tracked millions of spanish phone calls, he repeated the nsa's surveillance programs are being examined. >> we are conducting a review, we are mindful that some of these disclosures have caused tension in our relationships. with new capabilities we recognize there need to be additional constraints on how we gather and use intelligence. >> tensions striekd suggesting president obama was briefed on the surveillance of angela merkel's phone in 2010 and fast tracked any information gathered directly to the white house. in the past few days anonymous administration officials told the media that was false and the white house review only discovered the surveillance of u.s. leaders in summer. the bugging of angela merkel e ended immediately afterwards. it's about the surveillance of tens of millions of its constituents. >> just needs to be rebuilt. we need to find out why this kind of thing is happening and what kind of trust has to be rebuilt. in the end we're fighting a battle in terms of security. we need to get that balance right.
push back against charges they've gone rogue for spying on angela merkel and other leaders. >> do you believe that the allies have conducted or at any time any type of espionage activity against the united states of america, our intelligence services, our leaders or otherwise? >> absolutely. i have to say, chairman rodgers, that some of this reminds me a lot of the classic movie "casablanca." my god, there's gambling going on here. it's the same kind of thing. >> and our big headliners today. former hhs secretary from the clinton administration, fda commissioner, housing secretary, budget conferee, and congressman peter king. and because we all need a smile today, we will show you how this little boy stole the spotlight and became one of pope francis' youngest and most charming apostles. >>> and good day. i'm andrea mitchell in washington, where kathleen sebelius fell on her sword for the obama administration today, apologizing to the american people, acknowledging the critical flaws within the health care enrollment website, and it happened under her watch. >> hold me accountable for
. >> there are reports that the president did know that angela merkel's cell phone was being tapped. >> talk about a confounding story in terms of not understanding the concept as to why we would do this. why it would go unknown by the president if it was. david ignatius can you put this in perspective and snowden's role. is he still such a menace or is he revealing things we need to know? >> first about nsa collection, it seems increasingly clear if nsa could collect a signal it would. and just add to this ever greater pile of data. analysts couldn't possibly have gone through and made sense of all the signals that they had access to. in terms of spying on the world leaders, the 35 world leaders which is the latest thing that's riled the europeans and people all over the world, it's hard to imagine, if you captured something of interest from angela merkel's cell phone that reference to that wouldn't end up in the president's daily brief. may not say obtained through surveillance of her cell phone but the intelligence would be there otherwise why would you have it? snowden revelations, just keep r
been spying on them. and the latest is staunch u.s. ally and the german chancellor angela merkel. her reaction she has dispatched her top spy chiefs to washington. this comes as an european delegation visits the u.s. >> reporter: the white house said it was unwilling to talk abou--to--contra-ducts reports n german newspapers that not only did president obama know about the surveillance, he fast tracked any information gleaned from angela merkel's surveillance to the white house. >> the president, i think in all he has said about this issue, not just sense the disclosures, but even before them reflects his commitment to insuring that we do everything we have to do within the law to keep america safe, to keep americans safe, and keep our allies safe, and that we do so in a way that reflects the need to find a balance, and to recognize the sincere security--rather privacy concerns that americans have and others have around the world. >> reporter: for the european delegation that has just arrived in washington this is more than the surveillance of u.s. leaders phones but the surveillance
knew the u.s. was conducting surveillance on chancellor angela merkel in 2010 even though he assured her by phone last week, he did not know anything. this morning, u.s. officials are claiming the obama administration ended the nsa operation that spied on merkel this past summer, as soon as they found out about it. we get more from have been cnn's chief national security correspondent jim sciutto. >> reporter: the newest edward snowden documents report more spying on america's closest allies. in spain the nsa reports listening in on 60 million phone calls in a single month and in germany a newspaper reports that president obama was briefed by nsa chief keith alexander about spying on german chance large angela merkel's calls back in 2010 and contradicting white house assurances that the president was not aware of the extent of the surveillance. the nsa quickly denied the report saying the following. nor has he ever discussed alleged operations involving merkel. the nsa's denial a clear step beyond the white house's willingness, up to now, only to deny present and future monitoring. >
on some 35 world leaders, including german chancellor angela merkel. >> the white house didn't know that program existed until this past summer. >> abc's tahman bradley has been following this story from washington and has the latest. good morning, tahman. >> reporter: good morning, rob. good morning, diana. these stories about u.s. spying have become a big headache for the obama administration. which is now in full damage-control mode. the outrage keeps growing. american allies around the world are furious about claims of u.s. spying. >> the secrets that have been revealed are doing significant damage to our bilateral relationships with germany. with mexico. with the other countries. >> reporter: this morning, the obama administration is managing the fallout. in a statement, u.s. officials say the white house is reviewing the way america gathers intelligence to account for the security concerns of u.s. citizens and allies. "the wall street journal" reports that the white house cut off some monitoring programs after learning of them, including the one tracking german chancellor ange
angela merkel's phone in 2010. officials say that's not true and the white house only discovered surveillance in the summer and the bugging of merkel's phone soon after. the delegation that's visiting is concerned about the surveillance of tens of millions of its citizens. calls in the country in the space of a month. >> we need to figure out why this kind of activity is happening and what kind of trust needs to be rebuilt. in the end we're fighting a battle in terms of security and we need to get that balance right. we're concerned too about security and we need to make that clear, and there's a balance that needs to be struck with citizens and very important trust needs to be rebuilt. >> germany is promising a summit to discuss spying. they might call chancellor merkel and even edward snowden, the nsa whistle blower who has been given asylum in russia. tom ackerman, al jazeera. >> is it about what the president did or didn't know or who was spying on whom? >> well, both. let me tell you, the blow back, german intelligence officials are in washington to get the dimensions of the
house is briefing the press after its side of the story, when it comes to angela merkel's surveillance. >> at the how's the presidential spokesman refused to be drawn on reports the u.s. tracked millions of spanish phone calls. it repeated the nsa's surveillance programs - that they are being examined. >> we are conducting a review. we are mindful that some of these disclosures have caused tension in our relationships. with new capabilities we recognise there needs to be additional constraints on how we gather and use intelligence. >> tensions spiked with reports in germany suggesting president obama was briefed on the surveillance of german chancellor angela merkel's phone in 2010, and fast-tracked information gathered directly to the white house. in the past few days anonymous administration officials told the u.s. media that that was false, and that a white house review only discovered the surveillance of world leaders in the summer. the bugging of merkel's phone ended soon after. for a european parliamentary delegation its long-planned visit to washington is about more than the bug
, several heads of state such as angela merkel calling the tapping of mobile phone as severe breach of trust. here to comment is angela merkel. so tell us your thoughts when you found out that u.s. intel against was targeting your cell phone. >> being chancellor is a lonely job. and one is the loneliest number. it was during this lonely time i sent many images. i sent one to an ex-boyfriend and pretended it was an september. sorry, wrong frederick, but how are you doing? >> edward snowden's nsa revelations reaching new heights, getting spoofed on snl. but now the leaker is seeking ce clemens city. >>> and toronto's embattled mayor says he will stay in office. >>> and the sbepgs intentional that was the youtube music awards. that's a real thing? it is? okay. this is "way too early". good morning. i'm bill karins in for brian shactman. it's monday, november 4th. we'll also show and you scary moment
, president obama was briefed by nsa chief keith alexander about spying on angela merkel's calls. the nsa quickly denied the report telling cnn general sander did not discuss with president obama in 2010 an alleged foreign intelligence operation involving german chancellor merkel, nor has he ever discussed alleged operations involving murkle. the nsa says the willingness up to now to deny present and future monitoring. >> i can tell you the president can assure the chancellor, the sungs not and will not 3407b tore the conversations of the chancellor. >> reporter: they are coming to the u.s. to challenge their american counterparts, after breaking quote german law on german soil. house chairman rodgers defended the nsa under surveillance on cnn sunday saying it was both well regulated and essential to keeping both americans and europeans safe from terrorism. >> i think the biggest story here, candy, if the united states intelligence services weren't trying to collect information with u.s. interests home and abroad. >> reporter: the no. 2, former number two n.cia, mike burrell on "60 minute
. the agency said it did not inform the president of reported monitoring of german chancellor angela merkel. the "l.a. times" citing current and former officials said the white house and state department both signed off on it. >> mike, you're taken back to the days of iran/contra. i'm not comparing these scandals to iran/contra, but we keep having to ask ourselves the question -- is the president really in the dark the way everybody around claims that he's in the dark about these huge issues? if he is, is that worse than if he had known about it? this was written in the "the washington post" today, for a smart man president obama professes to know very little about what's going on in his administration. on sunday night the "wall street journal report"ed he did learn this summer the nsa was bugging phones of german chancellor angela merkel and other world leaders for nearly five years. followed by a few claims of hhs sebelius obama didn't know about problems of the health care website before the launch. the white house frequently has given a variation on this theme. the question, what did ob
that the nsa spied on 35 such leaders including germany's angela merkel reportedly as far back as 2002 before she was chancellor. president obama was never told about the spy program until this summer, and he called a halt to it. >> this new this was is certain to further inflame tensions between the u.s. and its allies overseas. abc's jeffrey kofman reports now from london. >> reporter: it is not the way friends expect to be treated. the headlines in germany, the u.s. has been listening to chancellor angela merkel's cell phone calls since 2002, even longer than earlier reported. and president obama was told about this three years ago. the white house said the president was never told. on the streets of germany, outrage directed at the u.s. the chancellor herself feeling violated by these daily revelations that the u.s. has been snooping on one of its closest allies. "completely unacceptable," she said. germany is now the fifth u.s. ally to summon its american ambassador to lodge a formal protest. in france, outrage over the u.s. intercept of 70 million e-mails and the bugging of their washin
control after revelation that is u.s. may have spied on german chancellor angela merkel. nsa apparently bugging her phone calls, part of a secret program monitoring dozens of world leaders. the white house says president obama was unaware of the program for nearly five years until it was uncovered over the summer during an internal review by the administration. the nsa denies a report that the president was briefed years ago by the head of the agency releasing this statement. general alexander, he is the head of the nsa, did not discuss with president obama in 2010 an alleged foreign intelligence operation involving german chancellor angela merkel nor as he ever discussed alleged operations involving chancellor merkel. news reports, caming otherwise, are not true. so let's talk about it with nina easton, senior editor and washington columnist for "fortune" magazine and fox news contributor. joe trippi was howard dean's presidential campaign manager. he is a fox news contributor. nina, the question is, i guess, you know, if the president didn't know about this, when did he know about it?
denies the report that president obama knew the n.s.a. was eavesdropping on german leader angela merkel. we have the latest. >> a nine member delegation will meet with senior government officials over allegations of widespread spying against leaders. new allegations surfaced that president obama approved spying on german chancellor angela merkel. according to the wall street journal, the president was unaware the n.s.a. was spying on world leaders and ordered the agency to stop some of the monitoring programs after learning of them. >> the president assured the chancellor that the united states is not monitoring and will not monitor the communications of the chancellor. >> it's not just the europeans who are upset. over the weekend, thousands marched on washington to express their outrage. >> against mass surveillance and i'm truly honored to speak for all whistle blowers. >> some members of congress say the latest allegations threaten to disrupt foreign policy with u.s. allies. >> i think the revelations from snowden and the secrets revealed are doing significant damage to our bilatera
like angela merkel, the german chancellor. the germans are really upset about this. they're calling for an investigation. even some democrats are saying it's over the top to tap cell phones of our allies like senator dianne feinstein. her senate intelligence committee may also be looking into this. in a statement, she said "with respect to nsa collection of intelligence on leaders of u.s. al allies, let me state unequivocally, i am totally opposed. i do not believe the united states should be collecting phone calls or e-mails of friendly presidents and prime ministers." like merkel. that's why the eu, the european union, has people here in washington asking questions, and now am a senior administration official says they may phase out that part of the program. richard? >> tracie, the white house hoping october ends very, very soon. thank you so much. >>> this morning 24 states are marking a somber anniversary. one year ago today hurricane sandy made landfall. nbc's jay gray joins us from along the jersey shore. jay, you were reporting on this very story a year ago. one criticism tha
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court orders. of course, all this comes after german chancellor angela merkel learned the u.s. had been monitoring her cell phone for years. now france and spain want to know if their calls were tapped too. vinita nair, cbs news, new york. >>> passengers on a delta flight have finally reached their destination this morning after an unscheduled stop at a very remote airport. they took off from tokyo yesterday morning bound for san francisco. an engine warning message led the crew to divert the plane to cold bay, alaska, in the aleutian islands. it's a barren town with about 160 people. the 167 passengers and 11 crew took off again ten hours later in a replacement plane. and i wonder if there were enough bathrooms. that's what you think when you're a lady. are there enough bathrooms. >>> straight ahead, concussion concerns. a new study raising questions about brain injuries in young athletes. this is the "cbs morning news." athletes. this is the "cbs morning news." and no fruit , is as versatile as our ocean spray cranberries, which is why were declaring it the unofficial official fruit o
monitoring and reportedly monitoring leaders like angela merkel of some very significant allies and whether that actually changes our relationships with those countries going forward. if those countries do feel like they have been wronged, if it's gone too far, that's where it starts being a big deal. the question is whether they actually feel that way or whether they're just expressing some kind of outrage over something that their people may be surprised to hear. >> aaron blake, thanks so much for your time this morning. >> thank you. >>> coming up, bill karins and richard lui will join me for "first buzz," all the stories we're talking about this morning, including a controversial halloween letter targeting obese children. that's coming up next. verizon innovators are combining a network of underwater sensors and artificial reefs that actually make our water cleaner. giving sea life-- new life. because the world's biggest challenges deserve even bigger solutions. powerful answers. verizon. [ male announcer ] the rhythm of life. [ whistle blowing ] where do you hear that beat? campbell's
the white house press secretary says as far as angela merkel, the white house didn't know about angela merkel's bugging until this summer and he put a stop to that. that's in contradiction to german reports that president obama knew about this as far back to 2010 and fast-tracked that to the white house. here is what jay carney the white house press secretary was prepared to say. >> we are conducting a review. we are mindful that some of these disclosures have caused tension in our relationships. we deal with those issues through diplomatic channels and we are in direct communication with a number of countries on these matters. >> interesting. i suppose we're going to have to wait and see what all of that actually means. meanwhile there is a parliamentary delegation talking to congressional members about the spying program. is this a gesture that the europeans are not happy or are they actually trying to achieve something from this visit? >> this is a delegation from the european parliament. the european parliament has begun an inquiriy into the operations. here is how the head of the
not confirm the nsa was spying on the phone calls of u.s. allies like germany's chancellor angela merkel. in an interview with the new cable network fusion, he both defended u.s. i intelligence activities. >> the national security operations generally have one purpose and that is to make sure that the american people are safe. >> reporter: and conceded that maybe they've gone too far. >> i'm initiating a review to make sure that what they're able to do doesn't necessarily mean what they should be doing. >> reporter: senior administration officials tell cnn president obama did not know about the nsa surveillance of merkel and other allies until earlier this year. when he found out he ordered a stop to some of the programs. the democratic chairman of the senate intelligence committee, dianne feinstein, usually an ally of the white house, says that's not good enough and wants a total review of all u.s. intelligence programs. european lawmakers are in washington this week. >> they feel uneasy. they don't know why it's happening. >> reporter: amid reports the u.s. surveillance of leaders of i
president obama was briefed on the surveillance of german chancellor angela merkel's phone in 2010 and fast tracked any information gathered correctly to the white house. in the fast few days anonymous administration officials told the u.s. media that was false. and that a white house review only discovered the surveillance of world leaders in the summer. the bugging of merkel's phone ended soon after. for european parliamentary delegation its visit to washington is about more than the bugging of world leaders. it's about the surveillance of 10s of millions of its con stitcconnecticut stitchconstitu. >> trust has to be rebuilt. and what kind of trust needs to be rebuilt. in the end we are fighting a battle in terms of security, we need to get that balance right. we are concerned, too, about security and we made that very clear. but also there is a balance to be struck with privacy of citizens and i think these frank exchange need to rebuild that very important trust. >> reporter: their first meeting, however, was with the house intelligence committee chairman mike rodgers. he says europeans
public after leaked documents revealed the ns "a" list end in on angela merkel's private cell phone when the national security agency listened in on angela merkel's private calls. >>> congressional negotiators will try to find a compromise on the budget. house and senate negotiators sitting down today for the first formal negotiations to sign a budget deal before the temporary budget expires on january 15. >> the cardinals are waking up in boston this morning after spending 7 hours on the tarmac in st. louis. a mechanical problems grounded the team's chartered plane and delta airline officials said it took tyke to get a crew and plane that was the right size. tonight is game 6 in the world series. >>> hundreds of people packing a church in santa rosa to mourn the death of 13-year-old andy lopez yesterday. he was killed by a sonoma county sheriff's deputies last week who thought lopez was carrying a real gun but it was a pellet gun. a bill may pass that will require all tower guns to look like toys to make them translucent or colored. >>> about 100 people are searching for a san jose man
uncomfortable with the cell phone collection against angela merkel and i think that shouldn't have been done and that's going to be suspended. but at the same type, we have to be careful about saying we will never spy againss like germany and france because sometimes we have major policy differences. >> policy differences notwithstanding, something has to take place so that, like you said, fred, we're not spying on democratic leaders like angela merkel. the presidents and leaders of those nations. the president has said that will not happen again. i want to change gears just a minute here. rick, fred joining with us here. let's congratulation rick on being cancer free. it's a good thing, rick, tell us about that really quickly. >> well, thanks. i am cancer free. i'm growing my hair back so i'm pretty excited, thank you. >> we're excited for you. you have battled back fromlymph. that's quite a battle. that's something we all can agree on. our prayers have been answered. to see you healthy again. again, try to get through this and thank rick and frederick for joining us this afternoon to share
.s. officials reports that the nsa ended a program used to spy on german chancellor angela merkel and some other top world leaders after an internal white house review this summer. meanwhile a top republican lawmaker is defending the nsa surveillance program abroad saying it keeps allies "safe." congressman mike rogers told our candy crowley the reports that the u.s. spied on millions of french citizens is misguided. >> maybe there's something more to that. i argue if the french citizens knew exactly what that was about they'd be applauding and popping champagne corks. it's a good thing, keeps the french safe t keeps the u.s. safe t keeps our european allies safe so this whole notion that we're going to go after each other on what is really legitimate protection of nation state interests i think is disingenuous candidly. >> mike rogers calling it disingenuous, something like that classic scene from "casablanca." >> everybody is to leave here immediately. this cafe is closed until further notice. clear the room at once! >> how can he close me up? >> i'm shocked, shocked to find that gambling is g
eavesdropped on allies including german chancellor angela merkel brought international criticism and delegates to washington. >> never spy on your friends. >> reporter: the white house says all intelligence gathering is under review. >> we understand the concerns that have been raised, and we have been working with our friends and allies. >> reporter: and the nsa director is refuting reports in foreign papers that the u.s. spies on european citizens. >> to be perfectly clear, this is not information that we collected on european citizens. it represents information that we and our nato allies have collected in defense of our countries and in support of military operations. >> the intelligence chiefs also warned that trying to curb data collection could put the u.s. at risk. danielle nottingham, cbs news, capitol hill. >>> nsa chief keith alexander also said spying on allies is commonplace and a two-way street. he was questioned by minnesota republican michele bachmann. >> is it your experience that allies of the united states have spied on allies historically? >> yes. >> or even as we speak? >>
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has to do with the embarrass the of the u.s. in spying on german chancellor angela merkel and the leaders of 34 countries. >> we have to repair the damage, otherwise it's going to spin out of control. >> reporter: the parliament scheduled a special session to discuss it and there are discussed he might be given asylum to go to berlin to testify in his first public forum. >> that would entail germany taking an extremely strong step against the u.s. >> reporter: u.s. officials say they expect the worst is yet to come from snowden. whistle blower lawyers tell abc news p tonight that his example has led several other current and former nsa contractors to come forward with their own secrets to reveal very soon. >> the worst yet to come, brian, thank you. >>> now to syria and to what could be a break through tonight in the effort to dismantle chemical weapons. there is word from the team of weapons inspectors that so far syria has kept its promise. the plants where those chemical weapons were made now destroyed. "world news" was there as that team began their high stakes mission
that president obama knew of and approved a plan to allow the nsa to listen in on german chancellor angela merkel's phone calls. they deny the report and susan mcginnis has the latest. >> reporter: a european delegation is in d.c. this morning to meet with white house aides and members of congress. they're expressing outrages at reports the nsa has been eavesdropping on as many as 35 lead glers i think we have repair work to do and hard questions to ask of the nsa about what's really happening in this program. >> reporter: the very sit comes on the heels after new revelation from a german newspaper which says the nsa listened in on german chancellor merkel's phone calls since 2002 and chief alexander briefed the president on the spying in 2010. the obama administration denies it saying news reports claiming otherwise are not true. but some members of congress are skeptical. >> remember, the nsa works for the president so it's a question did the president want to hear what chancellor merkel was saying because through his national security advisor he knew or should have known. >> reporter: others s
including german chancellor angela merkel. former cia covert operations officer, global intelligence and security firm. based on what senator feinstein said, what damage if they restrict the activities of the nsa, what damage without due to our intelligence collection? >> it shouldn't be the business of our politicians or our administration regardless of which administration to try to set our national security parameters in order to appease the public. whether it is our public or european allies. there's a reason they have need to know. the reason we have secrets. it would be lovely if it was a world full of rainbows and unicorns, but it is not. to say our allies are shocked and outraged is to discount the fact they are doing the same thing. in part it is because what is a quiet understanding the fact we spy on them, they spy on their friends and neighbors and us if they have the resources comment has been thrown out into the spotlight because of the snowdon leaks. we are playing their public in a way. i think it is a complete mistake of his white house turned around and says we are
angela merkel there is not and will not be any spying on her. this was the reaction when he was asked about leaders of france and japan. >> i just don't have anything more specific about specific alleged operations or conversations the president may or may not have had with foreign leaders. >> the freedom act proposes ending bulk collection of records if not directly linked to terrorism, can did he say stein intelligence or suspected foreign agents. >> one major point was made to surveillance policies, saying everybody else is doing it too. they claim some of the information came from nato allies, not u.s. spying. greece has admitted to spying on the u.s. and others in the 1990's at the hearing. james clapper made it clear the u.s. is in good company. >> you believe that the allies have conducted or at any time any type of espionage activity against the united states of america, our intelligence service leaders or otherwise? >> absolutely. >> he said the white house was aware the n.s.a. oversees eavesdropping all along, but may not have known specifics. >> russian leaders denying repo
president obama know his own five were bugging world leaders including angela merkel? a new report says no. they say the nsa ended the program after a white house review. a german source sites an nsa source that claims the president did know everything as far back as 2010 and gave the go ahead to boost surveillance. they reacted with this statement general alexander did not discuss with owe bambina -- ob? 2010 nor has he ever discussed operations involving chancellor mirac merkel. >> the island for immigrants will once again see visitors again. ellis island was closed for almost a year because of super storm sandy. more than 1 million photographs remain in storage while buildings are being fixed and upgraded. >> super storm sandy does not play favorites destroying everything from new york city to small towns on the coast. after it was all said and done sandy left 24 states impacted and counties and 8 states in puerto rico were disaster areas. craig has more. >> good morning to you. the waterfront along long island was about 6 and a half billion in damage. we are here in long beach where t
has been accused of bugging angela merkel, the leader of germany. and i'm sure many other countries, apparently millions of people in spain have been listened to or had had their information tracked by the nsa. >> yeah, we have been nosey. >> do you feel uncomfortable about that as an american citizen? or do you understand that if you want to try to prevent more of the boston-style terror attacks they have to be very nosey? the nsa? >> i suppose again what it does with me and why it makes me very nervous is because i think that we are fragile in so many other ways now. and that we are not standing on the sure footing that the united states has gotten used to. and yet we convince ourselves that we are. and at the same time we are losing friends at a quick pace. so yes, i think we're in a pretty precarious situation now. >> and every time the government shutdown story reemerged on a daily basis, i think i wonder what sean penn thinks of washington coming to a halt, a well-paid halt for the politicians and not for the american people. we'll get the reaction after the break. and also, y
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